Ranbir Kapoor will be playing Sanjay Dutt in a biopic of Sanju baba to be directed by Rajkumar Hirani. But seems like Sanjay is not happy with the choice of the actor playing him? And Sanjay Dutt lashed out Ranbir in a party.
Recently, at an all-night long party at Sanjay Dutt’s residence, Ranbir Kapoor, Rajkumar Hirani and David Dhawan were downing a few pegs during which Sanjay chose to speak his mind about Hirani’s decision to cast Ranbir as the khalnayak of Bollywood – ‘Sanjay Dutt’.
Why Sanjay Dutt lashed out Ranbir Kapoor and what hew said?
According to a report in DNA, Ranbir was the only one neither drinking nor smoking. Late into the night, Sanjay Dutt addressed Ranbir, who is a frequent visitor to the Dutt household, and declared, “I want to produce a film starring you.” Ranbir replied, “Of course.”
Then, Dutt said, “The Film is called Laddoo” with a straight face. Ranbir, perplexed, repeated the name back to Dutt in the form a question and Dutt retorted, “Yes, after that we will make films called Imarti, Jalebi and then Peda.”
Ranbir and the guests had begun to understand where Dutt was taking this. Dutt’s remark was followed by an awkward silence till Dutt began. “I watched Barfi! on TV recently. What made you do a film like that? @#$^&* bloody hell, you are playing me in the Sanjay Dutt biopic. I don’t know how they cast you.”
Sanjay continued, “You should be a macho man. Act in macho films. You can’t be doing films like Barfi!. You should be holding guns and doing action films. Do you think actors like me, Salman and Ajay would have been around for so many years, if we had not played macho characters on screen? You have no connect with the masses and that is very important.”
Dutt kept lecturing the Kapoor boy for quite some time but Ranbir did not argue. The uneasy atmosphere was somewhat dissolve when Dutt’s wife Manaayata came into the room and asked everyone to have dinner because it was getting late.